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The KJV Bible Companion

Author: David W Daniels
ISBN: 0758904002
Price: $0.49
Pages: 22 - Paperback
Over 350,000 in print!

If you have a King James Bible, this book needs to be inside it.

Rather than taking the time to learn the definitions of archaic King James words, many Christians simply buy a modern version of the Bible. This is a big mistake.

David Daniels, B.A., M.Div., is trained in Bible and linguistics. After twenty years of searching the Scriptures and studying the history of the Bible, he has concluded that the King James Bible is God's preserved words in English.

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So rather than settling for a corrupt, inferior Bible version, all Christians should learn the meaning of less-familiar King James words. This little book makes it easy. Just slip it in the back of your Bible. When you run across an unfamiliar word, look it up.

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           — David W. Daniels

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©1999 by David W. Daniels

Where there is more than one meaning for a word, the one that applies will be apparent by the context of the verse. It is common that words have more than one meaning, depending on the way they are used. No attempt is made here to provide every possible meaning, but rather to give the meaning that applies to its usage in the Scriptures.

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M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W

Abase Make or bring low; to humble. Job 40:11
Abated Reduced in intensity or amount. Gen 8:3
Abhor Despise; spurn; regard with horror. Ex 5:21
Abjects People thrown out; outcasts. Psa 35:15
Abode To have stayed; remained; a dwelling. Gen 29:14
Acceptation Acceptance; approval. 1 Tim 1:15; 4:9
Acquit Judged not guilty. Job 10:14
Adamant Rock or very hard mineral. Ezek 3:9
Adjure To command, under oath or threat. Josh 6:26
Admonish To instruct; advise; warn. Eccl 4:13
Ado Fuss; bother; tumult. Mark 5:39
Advertise To advise; warn; inform; reveal. Num 24:14
Advisement Counsel; consideration 1 Chr 12:19
Affinity Become a son-in-law; an in-law. 1 Ki 3:1
Affording Providing; yielding (as of crops). Psa 144:13
Affright To frighten. Deut 7:21
Afoot On foot. Mark 6:33
Afore Before. 2 Ki 20:4
Afresh Again; anew. Heb 6:6
Agone Ago. 1 Sam 30:13
Ague A fever. Lev 26:16
Alamoth Treble instruments; woman singers; music played in treble (high notes). 1 Chr 15:20
Albeit "Although it be that," shortened. Ezek 13:7
All to To do entirely; do wholly. Judg 9:53
Alleluia "Praise ye the LORD!" Rev 19:1
Allow To approve; commend; accept. Luke 11:48
Alms Giving to the poor to help them. Matt 6:1 ff.
Aloof At a distance, but within view. Psa 38:11
Ambassage Ambassador(s); a message. Luke 14:32
Ambushment Attack by surprise; ambush. 2 Chr 13:13
Amen True; "so be it;" faithful; certain. Num 5:22
Amerce To punish by imposing a fine. Deut 22:19
Amiable Dear; lovely; beloved. Psa 84:1
Amiss Wrong; incorrect. 2 Chr 6:37
Anathema To be damned by God. 1 Cor 16:22
Angle Fishhook. Isa 19:8
Anise Plant of the parsley family. Matt 23:23
Anon Immediately; right away. Matt 13:20
Apace At a quick pace; quickly. 2 Sam 18:25
Apothecary One who makes perfumes. Ex 30:25
Apparel Clothing. Judg 17:10
Appertain To belong to; to pertain to. Lev 6:5
Archangel Head or chief angel. 1 Thes 4:16
Ariel "Lion of God," name for Jerusalem. Isa 29:1-2, 7
Aright In the right way. Psa 50:23
Ark The ship Noah built; box; chest; Gen 6:14;
  the basket boat of baby Moses. Ex 2:3
Armholes Holes for your arms; sleeves. Jer 38:12
Array To put on; to clothe. Gen 41:42
Art You (one person) are. Gen 3:9
Artificer Artisan; craftsman. Gen 4:22
Artillery War equipment; weapons. 1 Sam 20:40
Asp Snake; serpent. Deut 32:33
Assayed Attempted; tested; analyzed. Deut 4:34
Assent Accord; agreement. 2 Chr 18:12
Asswage Lessen; relieve; satisfy; sweeten. Gen 8:1
Astonied Be taken by surprise. Ezra 9:3-4
Atonement A person or animal taking another's place, to cover sins. Ex 29:33
Attent Attentive; observant. 2 Chr 6:40
Augment Increase; make bigger. Num 32:14
Austere Severe; strict; harsh; solemn. Luke 19:21-22
Averse Disliking; turned from. Mic 2:8
Avouched Affirmed; admitted; vouched for. Deut 26:17-18
Away with OT: To tolerate; bear; endure. Isa 1:13;
  NT:"Take away!" Luke 23:18
Axletree Spindle/shaft on which a wheel rotates. 1 Ki 7:32-33.
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Backbiting Evil speaking; slandering. Psa 15:3
Balm A medicine; rosin from a bush. Gen 37:25
Banquetings Drinking, gluttony; rich partying. 1 Pet 4:3
Baptize Immerse; dip a thing. Matt 3:6
Barbarous Foreign. Acts 28:2
Barked Scraped the bark off. Joel 1:7
Base (to be) Low; lowly; humble. 2 Sam 6:22
Battlement Low wall around a roof. Deut 22:8
  Wall for defense. Jer 5:10
Became him Was fitting for; was exactly suited for. Heb 2:10; 7:26
Beeves Cattle. Lev 22:19
Begat, beget To be father of; be ancestor of. Gen 4:18; 17:20
Beggarly Poor; like a beggar; in poverty. Gal 4:9
Behemoth A large, plant-eating dragon or dinosaur. Job 40:15 ff.
Belied Lied against; spoken falsely. Jer 5:12
Beseech To call upon; appeal; beg. Ex 3:18
Besom Broom. Isa 14:23
Besought Asked the favor of; searched for. Gen 42:21
Bestead See "hardly bestead." Isa 8:21
Bestow Give; grant; put; place. Ex 32:29
  Store; gather together in one place. Luke 12:17-18
Bethink Come to one's senses, consider. 1 Ki 8:47
Betimes Early; in good time; before it's too late. Gen 26:31
Betwixt Between; passing from one to another Gen 17:11
Bewray Reveal; give away a secret; betray. Prov 27:16
Billow A great wave or swelling of water. Psa 42:7
Bishoprick Guardianship; office of overseeing. Acts 1:20
Blains Blisters; sores; boils. Ex 9:9-10
Blaze To make known; proclaim. Mark 1:45
Blessed Favored by God; happy; prosperous. Psa 1:1
Bolled Blossomed; in the seed or pod. Ex 9:31
Bolster Pillow; head (or other) support. 1 Sam 19:13
Bondman A slave; an unpaid worker. Gen 44:33
Bosses Bump-like shapes on a shield. Job 15:26
Botch An ulcer, swelling, tumor. Deut 28:27, 35
Bowels Inward parts; affections. Gen 15:4
Brawler One who gets into fights. 1 Tim 3:3; Tit 3:2
Bray a fool Beat, bruise, pound on a fool. Prov 27:22
Bray Groan, wail; make a foul noise. Job 6:5; 30:7
Breach Breaking forth; a break; opening, inlet. Gen 38:29; Lev 24:20; Jdg 5:17
Breeches Trousers. Ex 28:42
Brigandine Armor for a soldier or robber. Jer 46:4; 51:3
Brimstone Sulfur. Gen 19:24
Broided Braided; plaited; interweaved 1 Tim 2:9
Broidered Embroidered; adorned with needlework. Ex 28:4
Brood Animal offspring, especially of birds. Luke 13:34
Bruit Report; rumor; sound; noise. Jer 10:22
Brutish Stupid as a beast; slow to understand. Psa 49:10
Buckler Round shield held with a grip. Psa 18:30
Buffet To strike with a clenched fist. Matt 26:67
Bulrush Tall plant near water, such as papyrus. Ex 2:3
Bulwark A defensive structure. Deut 20:20
Bunches of camels Camels' humps. Isa 30:6
By and by At once; immediately; soon. Matt 13:21
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Caldron A pot; kettle; cauldron. 1 Sam 2:14
Canker Something that eats away, corrodes; cancer; gangrene; an ulcer-like sore. 2 Tim 2:17
Carbuncle A red precious stone. Ex 28:17
Careful Full of care; full of worry, anxiety. Jer 17:8
Carnal Of the flesh, fleshly; sensual. 1 Cor 3:3
Carriage That which is carried; baggage. Judg 18:21
Casement A window. Prov 7:6
Cast angle To fish with a hook. Isa 19:8
Cast in the teeth Revile or reproach, face to face. Matt 27:44
Caul Membrane; fatty tissue around a bodily organ. Ex 29:13
Cauls Close-fitting caps/nets worn by women. Isa 3:18
Celestial Relating to the sky or heavens. 1 Cor 15:40
Centurion Roman commander of a hundred men. Matt 8:5
Chambering Sexual indulgence; lewdness. Rom 13:13
Chamberlain Eunuch or chief servant; one in charge of the king's quarters. 2 Ki 23:11
Chamois A small sheep-like antelope. Deut 14:5
Champaign A plain; field; flat, open land. Deut 11:30
Chapiter Upper part of a column or pillar. Ex 36:38
Chapmen Tradesmen; merchants. 2 Chr 9:14
Chargeable A burden; an undue weight. 2 Sam 13:25
Charger A large platter or dish. Num 7:13
Charity Godly love in action. 1 Cor 8:1; 13-14
Chaste Pure; clean; not corrupt. 2 Cor 11:2
Check Rebuke; reproof; stop an action. Job 20:3
Chide Quarrel; scold; complain; find fault. Ex 17:2
Choler Anger, wrath. Dan 8:7; 11:11
Churl A rude, harsh person. Isa 32:5, 7
Circumspect (be) Be watchful every way; take heed. Ex 23:13
Clamour Yelling; loud complaining. Eph 4:31
Cleanness of teeth Famine. Amos 4:6
Cleave Split open; cut open; divide. Lev 1:17
Cleave unto Cling to; hold to; stick to. Gen 2:24
Cleft Split hoof; an opening, break or split. Deut 14:6
Clouts Pieces of cloth used to patch. Jer 38:11 f.
Cloven Separated; split; divided up. Deut 14:7
Cockatrice Venomous snake. Isa 11:8
Cockle A weed resembling wheat. Job 31:40
Cogitations Thinking something over. Dan 7:28
Collop A piece of flesh or fold of fat. Job 15:27
Comely Attractive; proper; becoming. 1 Sam 16:18
Communicate (When not referring to speech) share; give; associate with. Gal 6:6
Compass Go around, encircle; encompass. Gen 2:11
Concision Those who believe circumcision makes one righteous or saves. Phil 3:2
Concord Agreement; unison. 2 Cor 6:15
Concupiscence Strong lust; passion. Rom 7:8
Confectionaries Perfume/ointment makers; perfumers. 1 Sam 8:13
Consecrate Treat as set apart or separate unto God. Ex 28:3
Constrain Compel with irresistible force. 2 Ki 4:8
Consumption Disease that eats the body; destruction. Lev 26:16; Is 10:22
Contemn Despise with mockery; show contempt. Psa 10:13
Contentious Loving to quarrel and angrily debate. Prov 21:19
Convenient Fit; appropriate; proper. Prov 30:8
Conversation Behavior; way of life; community. Psa 37:14
Convince Convict; prove wrong. Job 32:12
Coping Top of a wall, sloped to drain off water. 1 Ki 7:9
Corn Any kind of edible grain. Gen 27:28
Cornet A wind instrument; horn; trumpet. 2 Sam 6:5
Cotes Animal enclosures; stables. 2 Chr 32:28
Coulter Sharp iron blade on the front of a plow, that cuts into the soil. 1 Sam 13:20
Countenance Face; appearance. Gen 4:5;
  Show favor. Ex 23:3
Countervail Be or make equal; compensate. Est 7:4
Covert A shelter; a hiding place. 1 Sam 25:20
Cracknels Dry, brittle cakes or biscuits. 1 Ki 14:3
Crisping pins Pins heated up to curl hair; curling irons. Isa 3:22
Cruse A pot. 1 Sam 26:11
Cumbered To be overwhelmed with cares. Luke 10:40
Cummin A plant bearing aromatic seeds. Isa 28:25
Curious Skillfully made; detailed. Ex 28:8
Curious arts Divination; sorcery; astrology. Acts 19:19
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Dam A mother. Ex 22:30
Daub To cover or plaster. Ex 2:3; Ezek 13:10
Daysman A judge; mediator; "umpire." Job 9:33
Dayspring Sunrise. Job 38:12
Dearth A drought; famine; no harvest. Gen 41:54
Defer Delay; postpone. Gen 34:19
Derision Ridicule; laughing at enemies' threats. Job 30:1
Descry Search out; map out; to describe. Judg 1:23
Despite Contempt; angry hatred. Ezek 25:6
Diadem Royal headband worn by Eastern kings. Job 29:14
Discomfited Defeated in battle; scattered. Ex 17:13
Discover Uncover; reveal; have first sight of. Ex 20:26
Disdain To despise; to reject. 1 Sam 17:42
Dissembled Used deceit; pretended; feigned. Josh 7:11
Dissimulation Hypocrisy; create false appearances. Rom 12:9
Divers Old spelling of "diverse;" unequal. Prov 20:10
Doctor Teacher; instructor; learned person. Luke 2:46
Doleful Mournful cry; sorrowful howl. Isa 13:21
Dragon Huge lizard; dinosaur. Deut 32:33;
  The Devil; Satan. Rev 12:9
Draught house Public toilet. 2 Ki 10:27
Draught of fish Fish caught by sweeping a net. Luke 5:9
Dregs Grounds at the bottom of a cup. Psa 75:8
Dropsy An illness where a part or all of the body swells with too much water. Luke 14:2
Drove (n.) Flock; a company. Gen 32:16
Duke Head of a family or tribe. Gen 36:15 ff.
Durst He/she dared; was bold enough. Est 7:5
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Earing Plowing; tilling the ground. Gen 45:6
Earnest (n.) Down payment. 2 Cor 1:22
Effeminate Acting like a woman; unmanly. 1 Cor. 6:9
Emerods Hemorrhoids; tumors. 1 Sam 5:6
Emulation Trying to equal or be better than others Rom 11:14;
(in either a good or bad way). Gal 5:20
Enjoin Command; charge. Est 9:31
Enmity Hatred, being an enemy. Gen 3:15; Lk 23:12
Ensample Example; pattern or model to imitate. 1 Cor 10:11
Ensign Flag or banner, as of an army. Num 2:2
Ensue Pursue; to follow after. 1 Pet 3:11
Environ Surround; compass. Josh 7:9
Ephah About 6/10 bushel; Ex 16:36;
a basket holding that amount. Zech 5:6-10
Ephod Linen garment worn by the high priest. Ex 25:7; 28:6 ff.
Epistle Important or formal letter. 1 Thes 5:27
Ere Before; until. Ex 1:19
Eschew Avoid; shun; turn aside from. 1 Pet 3:11
Espied Discovered; spied out; examined. Gen 42:27
Euroclydon Furious, north-easterly wind. Acts 27:14
Even, Eveningtide Evening time. Gen 19:1
Every several Every single; each one separately. 2 Chr 11:12
Exactors Overseers; tribute or tax collectors. Isa 60:17
Exhortation Encouragement; counsel. 1 Cor 14:3
Extol To lift up; to praise; to esteem. Psa 30:1
Eyesalve Medicine for the eyes. Rev. 3:18
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Fain Earnestly want to or long to; gladly. Job 27:22
Fairs Something gotten at a fair; wares. Ezek 27:12 ff.
Fan Winnowing fan; a fork-shaped tool to throw grain in the air, to let the wind separate the wheat from the chaff. Isa 30:24
Fast Abstaining from food. Matt 6:16-18
Fatling Fat cattle. 1 Sam 15:9
Fats Vats (always plural: "fats"). Joel 2:24; 3:13
Feign To pretend to be; To disguise. 1 Sam 21:13
Felloe The rim of a wheel, held by spokes. 1 Ki 7:33
Fens Marshes; swamps. Job 40:21
Fetched a compass Went on a circular course. Josh 15:3
Fillet An ornamental band around the top of a pillar; a thin band or strip. Ex 27:10
Firebrand Burning wood; a torch. Judg 15:4
Firkin About 9 gallons (40 liters) of liquid. John 2:6
Firmament Expanse or vault over the earth; sky; the stretched-out heavens. Gen 1:6-8
Fitches A kind of grain used for seasoning. Isa 28:25, 27
Flagon Bottle holding liquid; flask; an amount equal to what a flagon holds. 2 Sam 6:19
Flay Strip the skin off an animal or person. Mic 3:3
Flowers (her) Menstrual flow; a woman's period. Lev 15:24
Flux Bloody flow from the body; dysentery. Acts 28:8
Fold Times (multiply, e.g., "twofold" = x2). Gen 4:15
Forbear Refrain; restrain; refrain from acting. Ex 23:5
Foresaw Saw or knew beforehand. Acts 2:25
Forswear Swear falsely; Commit perjury. Matt 5:33
Forwardness, be forward Being eager; zealous; ready; being inclined to do something. 2 Cor 8:8
Foursquare Squared; four cornered. Ex 27:1
Fray Frighten; make afraid. Deut 28:26
Fret Be grieved; be troubled; be displeased. 1 Sa 1:6
Fretting Eating away; wearing away. Lev 13:51 ff.
Froward Perverse; twisted. Deut 32:20
Fuller Washer and/or bleacher of clothes. Mark 9:3
Furbish Rub, scour or polish until bright. Jer 46:4
Furlong Approximately 1/8 mile (660 feet). Luke 24:13
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Gaddest about Go back and forth, to and fro. Jer 2:36
Gainsay Contradict; oppose. Luke 21:15
Gall Something bitter or poisonous. Deut 32:32
Garrison Fortification; military post. 1 Sam 10:5
Gin Noose; snare. Job 18:9
Girdle, Girt Belt, wrapped around. Mark 1:6;
2 Ki 1:8
Goad A pointed stick to get animals moving. Judg 3:31
Gospel The Word of God; "joyful message." Matt 4:23
Go to Come; let us begin (exhortation). Gen 11:3
Grave Tomb (noun); engraved (verb); serious, not showy (adj) Gen 35:20; Ex 28:9; 1 Tim 3:8
Graven Carved or engraved idol or image. Ex 20:4
Grisled Spotted; speckled. Gen 31:10
Grove Small group of trees; in pagan use, a place where Ashtaroth was worshiped Gen 21:33;
  (compare Judg 2:13 with 3:7). Ex 34:13
Guile Deceit; craftiness. Ex 21:14
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Habergeon Coat of mail for the neck (and down). Ex 28:32
Haft A handle. Judg 3:22
Hale Drag; force. Luke 12:58
Halt Lame; crippled in the feet. Matt 18:8
Haply Perhaps; maybe. 1 Sam 14:30
Hard by Beside; next to. 1 Ki 21:1
Hardly bestead Badly treated; greatly troubled. Isa 8:21
Harrow Plow; break up clods; cover seed. 2 Sam 12:31
Hart A stag; male deer. Deut 12:15
Haughty Proud; arrogant; lifted up. 2 Sam 22:28
Haunt Where one goes frequently. 1 Sam 23:22
Heady Headstrong; reckless; hasty. 2 Tim 3:4
Heath Small shrub found in open wastelands. Jer 17:6
Heed Pay attention; watch out. Gen 31:24
Helm Rudder and tiller to steer a ship. James 3:4
Henceforth From this time forth; from now on. Gen 4:12
Her hap was to She happened to. Ruth 2:3
Herewith With this. Ezek 16:29
Hewn Cut. Ex 20:25
Hinder end The back side; behind; the rear. 2 Sam 2:23
Hireling A hired laborer; employee. Job 7:1
Hither, hitherto To this place; till this point in time. Gen 15:16
Hoar, hoary White colored; white or gray with age. Ex 16:14;
Lev 19:32
Holden Held. 2 Ki 23:22
Holpen Helped. Psa 83:8
Hosen Garments covering legs; trousers. Dan 3:21
Hough Hamstring; cut the tendons of the ham. Josh 11:6, 9
Husbandman Farmer; one who tills the ground. Gen 9:20
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Ignominy Contempt; shame; dishonor. Prov 18:3
Immutable Unchangeable (an attribute of God). Heb 6:18
Implacable Cannot be calmed or appeased. Rom 1:31
Implead Sue someone at law. Acts 19:38
Importunity Urgent, continual, persistent asking. Luke 11:8
Impotent Weak; without strength or power. John 5:3
Impudent Shameless; without modesty. Prov 7:13
Impute Charge to one's account; reckon. Lev 7:18
In no wise By no means; assuredly not. Lev 7:24
Incontinent Without self-control; unbridled. 2 Tim 3:3
Inditing Dictating what to write. Psa 45:1
Infidel Unbeliever. 2 Cor 6:15
Inordinate Unrestrained; immoderate. Ezek 23:11
Instant (adj.) Insistent; persistent; importunate. Luke 23:23
Issue What comes forth: children; Gen 48:6;
  discharge of liquid. Lev 12:7
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Jangling Noisy argument; quarreling. 1 Tim 1:6
Joined hard Bordered; was adjacent to. Acts 18:7
Jot The smallest Hebrew letter, yodh. Matt 5:18
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Kin, kindred Family. Lev 18:6
Kine Cows; cattle. Gen 32:15
Knop Knob; bud (as of a flower). Ex 25:33
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Lade To load; burden. Gen 45:17
Lasciviousness Being lustful, loose or lewd; promoting lustful desires in others. Mark 7:22
Latchet Sandal lace. Isa 5:27
Laver Wash basin. Ex 30:18
Leasing Falsehood; deceit; lying. Psa 4:2
Lees Sediment settled in liquid; the dregs; Jer 48:11;
  (See "wine on the lees"). Isa 25:6
Let (was let) Hinder or obstruct. Rom 1:13
Leviathan Big dragon/dinosaur that lives near Job 41:1 ff.;
  or in the water/sea. Psa 74:14.
Lintel Top of a door frame. Ex 12:22-23
Listed, listeth Choose; be inclined to do. Matt 17:12
Lively OT: Strong; energetic. NT: Living. Ex 1:19;
Acts 7:38
Loins Thigh and groin area; often used for the reproductive organs. Gen 35:11
Lot (of a person) Portion; what is received by casting lots. Deut 32:9
Lot (to cast) Pebbles thrown to make decisions. Lev 16:8
Lowring Threatening a storm; gloomy; clouded. Matt 16:3
Lucre Gain in money or goods; profit. 1 Sam 8:3
Lusty Healthy and strong; able of body. Judg 3:29
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Mammon Earthly goods; property; riches. Matt 6:24
Mantle Cloak; covering garment. Judg 4:18
Maranatha "Our Lord cometh." 1 Cor 16:22
Marishes Marshes; ponds. Ezek 47:11
Matrix A mother's womb. Ex 13:12
Mattock Hoe or other tool to break up dirt. 1 Sam 13:20
Maul Mallet, heavy hammer or club. Prov 25:18
Maw Animal's stomach. Deut 18:3
Mean man Common; low in rank. Prov 22:29
Meat Grain or food in general (except where the verse refers to flesh). Gen 1:29
Meet Suitable; agreeable; fit; proper. Gen 2:18
Mess Portion of food. Gen 43:34
Mete Measure; deal out. Ex 16:18
Meteyard A rod to measure length; yardstick. Lev 19:35
Milch Milk-giving; milking. Gen 32:15
Mincing Taking short, quick steps. Isa 3:16
Minish Diminish; lessen. Ex 5:19
Ministration Service; ministry. Luke 1:23
Mirth Gladness; rejoicing. Gen 31:27
Mite Coin of very small value; 1/4 Denarius. Mark 12:42
Mitre Turban; ceremonial headdress. Ex 28:4
Mollified Be softened; be appeased. Isa 1:6
Mortify Put to death; remove the life of. Rom 8:13
Mote Speck or splinter; small particle. Matt 7:3-5
Muffler Scarf or veil to cover the face. Isa 3:19
Munition Stronghold; fort. Isa 29:7
Murrain Cattle disease; pestilence; plague. Ex 9:3
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Naught Bad; nothing; vain. 2 Ki 2:19;
Prov 20:14
Nave Hub; where spokes are inserted. 1 Ki 7:33
Necromancer One who inquires of the dead. Deut 18:11
Neesings Sneezing. Job 41:18
Nephew Descendant; grandson; grandchild. Judg 12:14
Nether Lower. Ex 19:17
Nigh Near, in place or in time. Gen 47:29
Nitre Sodium nitrate, as in gunpowder. Prov 25:20
No little kindness Exceptional kindness. Acts 28:2
Noisome Destructive; hurtful; noxious. Psa 91:3
Not a whit Not the least bit. 2 Cor 11:5
Nought Nothing. Gen 29:15
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Obeisance Bowing or kneeling in respect. Gen 37:7
Odd number What is left over; over and above. Num 3:48
Offend Make angry; make one stumble; violate. Gen 20:9
Offscouring What is scoured off; rejected. Lam 3:45
Omnipotent All powerful (an attribute of God). Rev 19:6
Oracle (When referring to a place) the inner sanctuary; "Holy of Holies." 1 Ki 6:5
Ouches Settings for gems; sockets. Ex 28:11
Outgoings Extreme limits; furthest borders. Josh 17:9
Outwent Went before; went faster. Mark 6:33
Overcharged Weighed down; burdened. Luke 21:34
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Pangs Extreme, sharp pains, as in childbirth. Isa 13:8
Paps Breasts. Ezek 23:21
Paramour Male or female lover. Ezek 23:20
Parbar Structure on the west side of Solomon's temple. 1 Chr 26:18
Pate Forehead; crown of the head. Psa 7:16
Patrimony Something inherited; an estate. Deut 18:8
Peculiar Particular; special; one's own. Ex 19:5
Peeled Smooth; bare; bald. Isa 18:2
Penury Poverty. Prov 14:23
Peradventure Perhaps. Gen 18:24
Perdition Complete loss; eternal damnation. John 17:12
Pernicious Destructive, something that can injure. 2 Pet 2:2
Phylacteries Scripture box attached to left arm or forehead by a leather strap. Matt 23:5
Pilled Pealed; stripped off skin or bark. Gen 30:37-38
Pitch A thick, dark, sticky substance. Gen 6:14
Plaiting Braiding; gathering hair into knots. 1 Pet 3:3
Platted Braided; intertwined. Matt 27:29
Polled his head Cut hair from his head. 2 Sam 14:26
Pommels Bowl-shaped top of a pillar. 2 Chr 4:12-13
Post (person) Runner; courier. 2 Chr 30:6
Potsherd Piece of broken pottery. Job 2:8
Prating Babbling; chattering. Prov 10:8, 10
Presbytery Assembly of elders. 1 Tim 4:14
Prevent Come before, go before; anticipate. 2 Sam 22:6
Pricks OT: Thorns. Num 33:55
  NT: Cattle prods or goads. Acts 9:5
Principalities Rulers or their territory. Jer 13:18
Privily In private; secretly. Judg 9:31
Privy (be) Privately knowing; knowing a secret. 1 Ki 2:44
Profane Treat as common; defile. Lev 18:21
Profound (be) Go deep into something. Hos 5:2
Prognosticators Foretellers of the future. Isa 47:13
Proper One's own; peculiar; particular. 1 Chr 29:3
Propitiation Sacrifice to pay for sins against God, to satisfy His righteous anger. Rom 3:25
Proselyte Convert. Matt 23:15
Provender Food for livestock or cattle. Gen 24:25
Psalm Sacred song about or to God. 1 Chr 16:7
Psaltery Stringed instrument, as a harp or guitar. 1 Sam 10:5
Publican Tax collector. Luke 5:27
Pulse Peas, beans; legumes. 2 Sam 17:28
Purloining Stealing; pilfering. Titus 2:10
Purtenance Inward parts; entrails. Ex 12:9
Putrifying Pertaining to gangrene; decaying. Isa 1:6
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Quaternion Guard of four soldiers. Acts 12:4
Quick Alive; living. Lev 13:10
Quit Acquitted; found not guilty. Ex 21:19
Quit you like men Behave/act as a man should. 1 Sam 4:9;
1 Cor 16:13
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Raiment Clothing; garments. Gen 24:53
Rampart Fortification; defensive structure. Lam 2:8
Rank (adj.) Full-grown; strong and robust. Gen 41:5, 7
Ravening Preying upon to devour. Psa 22:13
Ravin (noun) Torn flesh; food gotten by violence. Nah 2:12
Ravin (verb) Violently catch food or devour it. Gen 49:27
Ravished Raped (negative use); Isa 13:16;
  delighted (positive use). Pro 5:19
Rebuke Reprimand; strongly warn; restrain. Gen 31:42
Recompence Punishment for evil, reward. Dt 32:35; Pro 12:14
Redound Produce a result; to return. 2 Cor 4:15
Reel Stagger, walk to and fro like a drunkard. Ps 107:27; Is 24:20
Reins Literally, kidneys. Job 16:13;
  Figuratively, seat of emotion. Psa 7:9
Remission Forgiveness; pardon. Matt 26:28
Rend Tear apart; forcefully rip apart. Ex 39:23
Renown Great reputation; being well-known. Gen 6:4
Reproach Disgrace; shame. Gen 30:23
Reprobate Rejected; failing the test; lost in sin. Jer 6:30
Reproof Rebuke; scolding. Job 26:11
Requite Repay. Gen 50:15
Rereward Towards the rear; rear guard. Isa 52:12
Residue Part that remains, the rest. Ex 10:5
Rie Old spelling of "rye"; a grain. Isa 28:25
Ringstraked Striped, streaked. Gen 30:35 ff.
Road Old spelling of "raid". 1 Sam 27:10
Ruddy Reddish (hair or complexion). 1 Sam 16:12
Rude Unskilled, unrefined or unlearned. 2 Cor 11:6
Rue An evergreen plant used for medicine. Luke 11:42
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Sabbath Rest; cessation from work. Ex 16:23
Sackbut Triangular, 4-stringed instrument, like a lyre. Dan 3:5, 7, 10, 15
Sacrilege Violate or steal sacred things. Rom 2:22
Salutation Greeting. Mark 12:38
Sanctify Make holy; set apart for God's use. Gen 2:3
Satan The Adversary of humans; the devil; the leader of the fallen angels. Matt 16:23
Satyr He-goat. Isa 13:21; 34:14
Savour Smell; taste; odor. Gen 8:21
Savourest You (singular) like; delight in; favor. Matt 16:23
Scall Scaly skin eruption. Lev 13:30-37
Score Multiply the number times 20 (e.g., "fourscore" =80). Gen 16:16
Scourge Whip; flog. Lev 19:20
Seemly Fitting; proper; becoming. Prov 19:10; 26:1
Seethe Boil; be very hot. Ex 16:23
Selvedge Fabric edge to prevent unraveling. Ex 26:4
Sepulchre Place of burial; grave; tomb. Gen 23:6
Servitor Attendant; one performing as a servant. 2 Ki 4:43
Set at nought Despise; disregard. Prov 1:25
Shambles Meat market; marketplace. 1 Cor. 10:25
Sheaf Bundle of grain. Gen 37:7
Sheepcote Sheep dwelling; stable. (See "cote") 1 Sam 24:3
Sherd See "potsherd." Isa 30:14
Sheriff Knowledgeable, legal official. Dan 3:2-3
Shew Old spelling of "show." Gen 12:1
Signet Seal or stamp, indicating the owner. Gen 38:18
Single Clear; pure; uncorrupted; healthy. Matt 6:22
Sith Old spelling of "since." Ezek 35:6
Slack Slow or negligent. Deut 7:10
Sleight Trickery; entrapment by deceit. Eph 4:14
Slow bellies Idle gluttons. Titus 1:12
Sod, sodden Cooked; boiled. Gen 25:29
Soothsayer One who fortells the future by ungodly means. Josh 13:22
Sop A morsel of bread to be dipped. John 13:26 f.
Sottish Foolish; dull with drink; sluggish. Jer 4:22
Spite Anger toward someone; grief. Psa 10:14
Spoil Booty; plunder; prey. Gen 49:27
Stanched Stopped flowing. Luke 8:44
Standard Flag; banner. Num 1:52
Staves Rods; clubs. Ex 25:13
Stay him, My stay Support; uphold. Prov 28:17
  What one relies on. 2 Sam 22:19
Stayed Detained; held. Luke 4:42
Stomacher Ornamental covering, over the chest and/or stomach, for females. Isa 3:24
Straightway Right away; immediately. 1 Sam 9:13
Strait (adj.) Narrow; close together. 2 Ki 6:1; Matt 7:13
Strait (in a) Be in distress; be in a narrow place. 1 Sam 13:6
Straitened Impeded or restricted; narrowed. Job 18:7; Ezek 42:6
  Distressed. Luke 12:50
Strake Old spelling of "struck." Acts 27:17
Strowed, strawed Scattered; spread. Matt 21:8
Succour Help; aid. Hebrew 2:18
Suffered not Did not allow. Gen 20:6
Sup Dine; eat. Luke 17:8
Sup up Gather together; accumulate, assemble. Hab 1:9
Superfluous More than necessary or wanted. Lev 21:18
Suppliants Worshippers. Zeph 3:10
Surfeiting Excess food or drink; overindulgence. Luke 21:34
Swaddling clothes Cloths for wrapping infants tightly. Luke 2:7, 12
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Tablets Small, flat ornaments or jewelry. Ex 35:22
Taches Hooks; fasteners. Ex 26:6
Tale A number; something counted. Ex 5:8
  Information given; a story. Psa 90:9
Talent Weight of money; weight; gift. Ex 25:39
Target Small shield; a buckler. 1 Sam 17:6
Tell To count; number. Gen 15:5
Tempered Mixed; combined. Ex 29:2
Temperance Self-control; moderation. Gal 5:23
Tempest Storm; violent wind; whirlwind. Job 9:17
Terrestrial Relating to the earth; earthly. 1 Cor 15:40
Testament A will, ratified after death; a covenant. Heb 9:16-18
Thitherward Toward it; in that direction. Jer 50:5
Thrice Three times. Ex 34:23
Tired Attired; put something around the head. 2 Ki 9:30
Tithe The tenth part; 1/10. Lev 27:30
Told out Counted out; numbered; tallied. 2 Chr 2:2
Tow Weaver's fiber or the yarn made from it. Judg 16:9
Traffick Trade; do business. Gen 42:34
Translate Transfer; remove to another place. 2 Sam 3:10
Trodden Walked on; trampled. Deut 1:36
Trode Stepped on; walked on. Judg 9:27
Trow To think; to believe; to trust. Luke 17:9
Twain Two. 1 Sam 18:21
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Unction An anointing. 1 John 2:20
Unseemly Inappropriate. Rom 1:27
Untoward Perverse; not easily taught or guided. Acts 2:40
Usury Interest paid for using money. Ex 22:25
Utter court Outer court. Ezek 40:31
Utter gate Outer gate. Ezek 47:2
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Valour Courage; personal bravery. Josh 1:14
Variance Disagreement; discord; dissension. Matt 10:35
Vaunt oneself Boast; brag about oneself. Judg 7:2
Vehement Violent; forceful; furious. Song of Sol 8:6
Verily Truly. Gen 42:21
Verity Truth. Psa 111:7
Vestments Official or ecclesiastical robes. 2 Ki 10:22
Vesture Garment; clothing. Deut 22:12
Vial Small bottle; something holding liquid. 1 Sam 10:1
Victuals Food for humans. Gen 14:11
Villany Extreme wickedness. Isa 32:6
Visage Appearance; face; look of a person. Isa 52:14
Vocation What God calls, gifts a person to do. Eph 4:1
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Want Lack; be deficient. Deut 28:48
Wanton Without restraint; reckless. Isa 3:16
Ward In custody, with a guard; prison. Gen 40:3
Wast You (one person) were. Gen 3:11
Wax Grow; become; advance. Ex 22:24
Wen A wart; a tumor; a swelling. Lev 22:22
Wert (If) you (one person) were. Job 8:6
Whelp A cub; a young one. Gen 49:9
Whether is? Which of the two? Judg 9:2
Wimples Curled hair; veils crimped. Isa 3:22
Winefat Wine vat. Isa 63:2
Wine on the lees Fully fermented wine. Isa 25:6
Wist, wot Knew; thought; supposed. Ex 16:15
Withs Twigs twisted to make a band, rope. Judg 16:7-9
Wont Used to; in the habit of. Ex 21:29

Why Do We Need "Thee" and "Thou"?

In almost every language but Modern English, people knew whether the speaker was addressing one person or many. In Classical English, this is preserved. If the speaker is talking to one person, he uses "thee" or "thou". If he is talking to many people, he says "you" or "your."
The King James preserves this distinction.When Jesus spoke to Nicodemus, He said, "Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again" (John 3:7). What He said in effect was, "Marvel not that I said unto thee(Nicodemus), ye (all of you people) must be born again." Jesus did not tell this only to Nicodemus.He spoke to all people of all times, from those who stood around that night, even to us today:Ye must be born again!

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